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El Leyton Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 20, 2003
Does a fine job of building up a sense of dread as its adulterous relationship gathers steam. So it's all the more disappointing when the movie ultimately collapses.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 21, 2003
El Leyton never rises above the level of a soap opera, although the steamy sex and Lo's abundant nudity might make it worthwhile for some viewers.
| Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
November 20, 2003
Too bad the acting is uneven. And the ineptly done English subtitles will have you laughing in all the wrong places.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Ng
Village Voice
November 18, 2003
A barely elevated telenovela.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 21, 2003
Director Gonzalo Justiniano beautifully captures the fishing village but never quite captures the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 28, 2003
A worthy film from Chile.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kent Turner
April 15, 2004
Not only in its plot, but also in its male rivalry does El Leyton seem like Harold Pinter's Betrayal set by the sea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.50/5
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
November 29, 2003
Even with all the flaws in the characters (and the filmmaking), we become intrigued.
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
November 16, 2003
A sloppy but stylistically incendiary handling of mystery, thriller, suspense, doldrums-of-domestic-romance and labour fraternity tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
Ken Fox
TV Guide
November 21, 2003
The story unfolds like a particularly juicy bit of small-town gossip, one that's told by a particularly vivid storyteller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Apollo Guide
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
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